SC Demographic Data (COVID-19)

Friday, June 5, 2020, 4:50 pm 
The data below will be updated every Tuesday & Friday afternoon. 


Demographic information for reported COVID-19 cases and deaths may provide information on populations that are at higher risk for COVID-19 infection and death. By monitoring demographics, we can provide education and outreach to high-risk populations and identify any disparities that deserve further investigation or focus. 

Nursing Homes and Extended Care Facilities Impacted by COVID-19

Last updated June 5, 2020

DHEC prioritizes the identification of COVID-19 infections in nursing homes and assisted living facilities because the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 is common in these types of facilities, and the residents who live there are at high risk for developing complications or death from COVID-19 infection.

To better inform the public about the scope of COVID-19 within these types of facilities, DHEC is providing a twice weekly update on the facilities in the state that have a confirmed case or death from COVID-19. This update includes two lists—a cumulative list; and a last 30 days list which is a more accurate reflection of the current COVID-19 burden in these types of facilities. 

DHEC is continuing its partnership with nursing home facilities across the state to help them implement infection control practices that protect their residents and those who care for them during this pandemic.

COVID-19’s Association with Chronic Health Conditions

Last updated June 2, 2020

To better inform the public about the scope of COVID-19 and its association with various chronic health conditions, DHEC provides a weekly breakdown of COVID-19 cases and 14 commonly seen chronic illnesses of those individuals, including those who have died.

This information is provided during interviews DHEC staff have with everyone who tests positive for COVID-19, and it help us better understand the virus and its link to those with certain chronic health conditions.


 

Data, analysis and visualization performed by
Population Health Data Analytics & Informatics and the Division of Acute Disease Epidemiology

 

 

 

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